The concept of core facilities, central hubs for demanding technical and analytics services, is rapidly changing how science is carried out at many research institutions. Core facility managers, often academically trained scientists, find themselves in a variety of different roles that demand a broad set of skills they traditionally haven’t been taught in their career. Managing budgets, structuring the facility to work most productively, recruiting the right people, negotiating with partners, clients and vendors, dealing with hierarchy and addressing role conflicts are some of the challenges core facility managers typically face.
We have been offering courses specifically for core facility managers for several years now. They are consistently among the highest ranked in our course evaluations. The feedback we get emphasises the relevance and direct applicability of the workshop topics as well as the benefits of networking opportunities which our course facility management course offers.
These workshops are tailored to core facility managers with either none or many years of experience. They are suitable for managers of all types of facilities: light and electron microscopy, sequencing, genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, flow cytometry, robotics, cloning and protein purification, and more.